Liberty University Quick Facts

Summary

Liberty University is the largest private, nonprofit university in the nation, the largest university in Virginia, and the largest Christian university in the world. Liberty University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, bachelor’s, master’s, specialist, and doctoral degrees.

Motto

"Knowledge Aflame"

Location

Lynchburg, Virginia

Founded

1971

Campus

  • More than 7,000 acres
  • Over 6.6 million sq. feet of building space
  • 385 buildings and structures
  • 215 classrooms

Enrollment

  • Total enrollment exceeds 110,000
  • Military Students: over 30,000
  • International Students: over 900

Academic Programs

  • Over 550 unique programs of study (some available both residentially and online)
    • 366 residential programs
      • 218 undergraduate
      • 144 graduate
      •  4 doctoral
    • 289 online programs
      • 79 undergraduate
      • 175 graduate
      • 7 post master's
      • 28 doctoral
  • 17 colleges and schools including:
    • Liberty University School of Law
    • Rawlings School of Divinity
    • Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Student Profile

  • Residential: 45% Male, 55% Female
  • Online: 39% Male, 61% Female
  • Combined: 42% Male, 58% Female
  • 53.9% of residential students live on campus; 46.1% commute
  • The student body represents all 50 states (and Washington, D.C.), more than 85 countries (residentially), and 86 countries (online).
  • Liberty University students volunteer more than 975,000 hours per year (Source: Mangum 2014-2015 Economic Impact Study)

Faculty Profile

  • Student/Professor Ratio
    • 24:1 Residential Undergraduate
    • 8:1 Residential Graduate
    • 17:1 Online
    • 19:1 Combined
  • Over 2,500 full and part-time faculty
  • Faculty and staff provide 184,921 hours of volunteer labor per year to charitable organizations (Source: Mangum 2014-2015 Economic Impact Study)

Athletics

  • 20 NCAA Division I athletic programs
  • 41 Club Sports teams
  • 6 NCAA Division I individual national championships
  • Over 100 teams with NCAA championships appearances
  • 20 teams with fully funded scholarships
  • 8 Big South football championships
  • 140+ NCAA Division I conference titles
  • 13 Sasser Cup wins in the last 20 years
  • Total of over 550 student-athletes 

Tuition, Fees, Housing, and Dining

  • $33,100 approximate annual undergraduate resident cost including tuition, mandatory fees, housing, and a meal plan (can be as high as $34,690 depending on the housing type and meal plan chosen)
  • 95% of Liberty students receive some form of financial aid